FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Noah Horchler had a career-high 32 points as North Florida defeated North Alabama 82-73 on Saturday.
Ivan Gandia-Rosa had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists for North Florida (10-16, 4-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which ended its six-game losing streak. Ezekiel Balogun added 15 points and three blocks. Garrett Sams had seven rebounds for the visitors.
ASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Preston Parks scored 28 points and ninth-seeded The Citadel used a late 8-0 run to defeat eighth-seeded Western Carolina in the opening game of the Southern Conference Tournament on Friday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Preston Parks and Ezekiel Balogun combined for 40 points as The Citadel upset Chattanooga 85-76 on Monday night, earning a spot in the Southern Conference Tournament.
Parks scored 22 points and was 4 of 10 from 3-point range, while Balogun scored 18 on a 6-for-9 shooting night with nine rebounds.
Balogun broke a 63-all tie with a layup and Parks followed with a 3-pointer to spark a 16-5 run late in the second half to put the game away.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Preston Parks scored a career-high 37 points and hauled in eight rebounds Saturday night to lead The Citadel to a 102-96 win over Samford that snapped an 11-game losing skid.
Parks was 13 for 22 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and sank 9 of 11 from the line to tally his third game with at least 30 points.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ashley Williams came off the bench to score 20 points and Western Carolina led wire-to-wire, posting an 84-80 win over The Citadel Wednesday night.
The Catamounts held a 49-31 lead at the break and maintained a double-digit advantage until the Bulldogs made it 74-65 on an Ezekiel Balogun free throw with 4:08 left.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Demetre Rivers had 23 points to lead Mercer to its 12th straight victory over The Citadel as the Bears pulled away in the second half for an 82-66 win on Saturday.
Stephon Jelks had a season-best 14 rebounds while dishing out a career-high eight assists for Mercer (10-12, 4-5 Southern Conference).
Rivers hit 7 of 10 from the floor. Ria'n Holland added 17 points and Jordan Strawberry hit 3 of 4 from distance to total 15 points for Mercer.